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A Small, Natural Modern California House Encased in Glass

A modern house with rooms that feel as big as the outdoors.<p>For his small (just 1,200-square-feet!) contemporary house in West Hollywood, interior designer Mark Egerstrom made the most of the limited space by expanding vertically, extending rooms outside, and choosing multi-functional furniture. For …

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10 Cheap Ways To Make Your Kitchen Look Expensive

Little details go a long way.<p>1. Update hardware.<p>Hardware can completely change the look of a piece of furniture and it can do the same for your cabinets. Replace drawer and cabinet pulls for an new unique look that instantly updates your entire space.<p>2. Use lighter colors.<p>A light color on the walls …

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100 Bedroom Designs That Will Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for …

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The Most Amazing Farmhouse Renovation We've Ever Seen

One industrious couple did a top-to-bottom restoration of this 106-year-old home in just a year — prepare to be amazed.<p>In a year, Lisa and Mark Hellman did a top-to-bottom restoration of this 106-year-old home in upstate New York — and the results are breathtaking.

The 10 Commandments of Organizing

Want an organized home? Follow these rules.<p>1. Keep like with like.<p>"When putting your belongings away, store them with like or similar items to keep things sensical and logical," says professional organizer and blogger Tidy Tova. So stop with the catch-alls — they might work for a short time, but …

7 Mistakes You Make Vacuuming

Make sure you're vacuuming correctly! Here are seven mistakes you might be making.<p><i>Pamela Moore / Getty</i><p><b>1. You don't vacuum in both directions</b><p>If you only vacuum in one direction, you're not removing all of the dirt and dust. Some of it can hide under carpet fibers, and vacuuming in both …

11 Tiny Homes You Can Buy Right Now -- For Less Than $100K

Looking for something little? These tiny homes are on the market.<p>Looking for something little? These tiny homes are on the market.

Why It's Okay to Keep Your Design Simple

Striking details used with restraint.<p>Comfort and practicality characterize a 1920s Shingle Style cottage in East Hampton, New York, designed by Robert Stilin. Striking details used with restraint give this house its warmth and character. Read the interview with the designer here.

7 Lighting Mistakes You're Making

Avoid these and your future will be bright.<p><i>A perfectly-lit bedside table by Ashley Whittaker.</i><p>1. Relying on Only One Light Source<p>The key to good lighting is layering it at different heights. "Don't rely on only one kind of light source. Mix a variety of overhead and floor or table lamps," Alan …

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This is your future smart home — and no, it doesn't look like 'The Jetsons'

LAS VEGAS — In just a few years, you'll awake in the morning to the sound of your alarm, and the hidden sensors in the room will know you're getting …

8 Household Items Everyone Forgets To Clean—And How To Tackle Them

These everyday items have a secret: They get REALLY dirty. Here's how to clean 8 things most people forget.<p>These everyday items have a secret: They get REALLY dirty. Here's how to clean 8 things most people forget.

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The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

7 Trends From 2014 That Aren't Going Away

We're wishing these 2014 trends a long and happy life.<p>We're wishing these 2014 trends a long and happy life. This article originally appeared on ELLEDecor.com.

7 Ways to Make Your White Sofa Not Boring

White sofas are a great investment because they can easily be transformed. Here are easy ideas instantly infuse a jolt of personality.<p>1. <b>Punch in interest with pattern</b>. Flip for more or less with dual-sided, print pillows.<p><i>Interior Design by Laura Church Wilmerding</i><p>2. <b>Play-off preexisting elements</b>. …

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Work Around the Weird: Design Ideas for Tricky-to-Decorate Spaces --> http://on.apttherapy.com/ocFYh7 Sometimes, there's a spot in a new (or old) home that just seems to defy decor. Here's how to tackle them:

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If you have to work on a Saturday then this is the sort of office you’d want to do it in. Advertising agency SON Helsinki by Finnish inteior …

Hate Open Shelving? These 15 Kitchens Might Convince You Otherwise

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5 Floral Design Trends To Watch Out For In 2015

The top trends for 2015.<p>We asked Marie Ackerman, Teleflora's Vice President of Education, to predict the top floral trends for 2015. Get a head start in the new year by trying out one of these ideas.